Florida Custody Laws
Fathers Have Rights Too!
If you are facing a child custody dispute, then you know it’s important to have the right legal team standing behind you. As a father, it’s important to make the strongest case for custody. For your children and your future, put your child custody case in the hands of Kenny Leigh & Associates.
As a man, you’re facing a lot of challenges during a child custody proceeding. In fact, men pay a medium of $3,600 annually to support their children, while women pay a medium of $2,400 each year.
It is extremely difficult as a man to receive full custody of your children. It is often rare that the courts will agree to separate a mother from the child. In order to do so, you have to prove that the mother is “unfit” which often leads to expensive, drawn out court proceedings. Every day, Americans hear stories of fathers unfairly losing custody in most contested cases. It may seem like a battle that is often forged but never won. However, we shatter those statistics with expert, unrelenting case work to ensure you’re well represented in your child custody hearing.
Types of Child Custody
There are three primary types of custody, including custody for men. First, joint custody is often the type of arrangement favored by most judges. In joint custody, both parents share custody of the child but one parent will house the primary residence for the child. The next type of custody option is sole custody, which is highly favored among parents. Sole custody is one of the parents has legal custody of the child while the other may obtain visitation rights. Lastly, there is shared custody in which both custody and actual residential arrangements for the children are split evenly between both parents. This is not always favored by courts as children may tend to find themselves feeling more shuffled between two homes then at home in one.
Only the Best Representation Leads to the Best Outcomes
Throughout the 20th century, courts sided with mothers who were presumed to be the natural parties with whom minor children should reside. The vast majority of divorce and similar cases ended with mothers designated as primary residential custodians of children. While fathers are often given visitation, it is in the home of the mother that the children often reside. It was not until the early 1990′s that the movement toward men gaining primary custody had commenced. Although the numbers are starting to show a more lenient side towards men, it is still important to recognize the favor is often with women.
Don’t let the legal system make you feel like a “deadbeat dad.” Stand up for your rights and for your children with the help of Kenny Leigh & Associates. Contact us today at (844) 541-1252 for your initial consultation.
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Written by Kenny Leigh
All cases cited in this book are Florida cases and should not be considered advice for any other state.
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